Political Progress for New England Women
Often considered to be a relatively politically progressive region of the country, New England has a mixed record when it comes to women’s political representation.
Out of the 1,554 cities and towns in New England, 565 of them had no women serving on their local governing bodies. With more than one third (36%) of municipalities in New England lacking women on their city council and boards of selectmen/aldermen, women’s representation at the local level remains far from parity across the region.
|State||Total Number of Cities/Towns||Lacking Women on Governing Body||Percentage Cities/Towns|
|New England Region||1554||565||36.4%|
Source: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy analysis of data from state municipal directories.